Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987 in Minot North Dakota) better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper based in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania signed to Rostrum Records in 2005, he released his first official mixtape Prince of the City: Welcome to the gun Vania and later in 2006 he released his first album along the street entitled Show and prove he has since released six more mixtapes and a collaboration mixtape entitled The Fly friend Curren $ y, he released his debut album, Deal or No Deal in November 2009: reached # 1 on the iTunes hip Hop chart, and then reached the top ten on the iTunes overall album chart this week was released earlier signed with Warner Bros. Records, he left the label in July 2009 after many delays tobail out its planned debut album for the label First Flight Khalifa declared Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that "I learned a lot during my time there and matured as an artist during the process I am pleased to move forward with all my material and have the chance to be in control of my next step, "He is also founder of the rap crew Taylor Gang, which includes friends Kev Tha Hustler Ekko Smallz Money & Gene Stovall The name comes from the fact that they always used to wear Chuck Taylor's shoes.
Khalifa was born September 8, 1987 in Minot North Dakota to a mother and a father serving in the military family moved to Pittsburgh when Khalifa was the age of two his parents' military service caused the family to go on a regular basis.
In the next thirteen years he would move between Pittsburgh and South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma Germany, Japan and England as his parents were reassigned to different posts in October 1990, Wiz was separated from his motherwho left him in the hands of his sister while she served in Operation Desert Storm.
During his travels, Wiz was forced to mature quicker than his peers, he was constantly with new surroundings and new schools, new sets of friends and he found it difficult to get connected to someone outside the family roots of this nomadic life gave Wiz an opportunity to broaden their mind and offered him many experiences from which to draw inspiration, he began to perceive the world differently than most children, and he would write his thoughts down every dayThese thoughts would become the foundation for his future recordings.
At age 14 with a couple of songs under his belt already Wiz draw comparisons with his commanding and witty wordplay, while he has been influenced by artists such as Jay-Z and Camron Notorious BIG Wiz was determined to create their own identity that would one day be loved and revered by fans.
Ready to take the next step, Wiz started his search for a studio to record new songs, he found an ID LABS where owner Eric Dan immediately recognized Wiz talents Along with Chad Glick Identity Management of the network began Wiz to another Pittsburgh native Benjy Grinberg of Rostrum Records Benjy saw raw talent that Wiz possessed, and immediately took him to the family Rostrum 2002.
Cards for Wiz Khalifa began his ascents to the music scene in the Pittsburgh area, he has been praised by the award-winning Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pop music critic Ed Masley have "the knowledge as it looks trust drive and charisma for the job" The New Pittsburgh Courier says "The combination of a young charismatic MC with a lot of of stop-and-back rhymes with a local independent company with great industry connections have created conditions for a hip-hop artist who represents Pittsburgh reach superstar status for the first time ever. He just completed a tour of Europe and is back in the states promoting his newest release Rolling Papers. He is currently also working with Snoop Dogg on a movie called Mac & Devin Go To High School.